Jessica Simpson is said to have sold pictures of her newborn baby to an American magazine for $800,000. The star, whose celebrity fashion line is reported to have raked in $1billion dollars in sales, gave birth to her first child, a daughter named Maxwell Drew, on the 1st of May. People magazine has done a deal with the Fashion Star judge to run exclusive pictures.
It is significantly less than what some other stars received for baby pictures – Jennifer Lopez is understood to have received $6 million from People for pictures of her twins. The same publication reportedly gave Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt around $11 million for exclusive pictures of their twins Vivienne and Knox. Beyoncé and Jay-Z, however declined all offers and instead posted the first pictures of Blue Ivy Carter on their Tumblr page.
It seems Jessica may be set to cash in on another front too – there are also unconfirmed reports that she is signing a $4 million deal with Weight Watchers. Jessica is certainly enjoying motherhood judging by her recent tweets
I am so in love with baby Maxwell. I want to cry every time I look at her. Motherhood is by far the best thing I’ve ever experienced.
— Jessica Simpson (@JessicaSimpson) May 9, 2012